Apologetics Archive

Accommodating Miracles

Posted November 16, 2015 By John C Wright

A reader asked me about the Deist argument against miracles. The first argument, best elucidated by Thomas Paine in his unintentionally oxymoronically-titled AGE OF REASON, says that God, being an omnipotent and omniscient creator, has made the machinery of the universe with all the chains of cause and effect in place as neatly as clockwork, […]

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Being a ‘Bright’ Darkens the Intellect

Posted November 11, 2015 By John C Wright

Here is my column for today’s EveryJoe THE WRIGHT PERSPECTIVE, which I post herein hope of readers may make visiting the column a regular habit. Atheism Causes Brain Damage There are two kinds of atheist: a rational atheist, whose disbelief in God is grounded on some rational reason he can articulate, and an irrational atheist, […]

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The Essential Chesterton Essay

Posted October 17, 2015 By John C Wright

If one had to recommend to a muggle, that is, to someone who lives outside the secret wizardly universe of GK Chesterton, which is the first and best and most essential essay of Chesterton’s to read, I would select the following, which appeared in the book HERETICS. The reader will perhaps be disoriented to realize […]

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Science and Schism

Posted September 16, 2015 By John C Wright

A reader put forward the idea that the Protestant Reformation, allegedly by challenging the Christian desire for unity in dogma that hitherto differentiated Christians from pagans, allowed for freedom of inquiry in Protestant nations, and created or perhaps only encouraged the birth of science. This is an old, old slander, and one that was popular […]

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Compared to Eating a 2000-year-old Man

Posted July 10, 2015 By John C Wright

Since my last column was one of vexation, I thought I must say a word of admiration as well. I thought this was the cutest thing I have come across in quite a while, and surprisingly profound. This is from the pen of one Laura McAlister, who described herself as a Catholic, writer, tea-drinker, evangelist, […]

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The Feast of Sts Peter and Paul

Posted June 30, 2015 By John C Wright

A reader writes and asks: John, convince me not to turn to Islam after what just happened earlier today with the Supreme Court ruling, because right now, I’m trying to think of ways to commit something that I know is heinous while minimizing my digital fingerprint. Sir, I cannot convince you, but I can tell […]

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Laudato Si

Posted June 23, 2015 By John C Wright

Someone asked me my opinion of the Pope’s recent encyclical letter, Laudato Si which the Leftstream Press reported as being in support of the theory of Man-caused Global Flooding/Drought and Warming/Cooling. I have not had the opportunity to read the encyclical, but friends of mine brought quotes from it to my attention. Hence this column […]

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Palm, Spy, Maundy, Good, Holy

Posted April 3, 2015 By John C Wright

It is only fitting that the days and customs of this, the holiest week of the year, be mentioned in a civilization that has largely forgotten them. PALM SUNDAY Palm Sunday, most of you know. It is commemorates the day of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on the back of an ass’s foal. […]

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Footnote on the Wisdom of Solomon

Posted March 17, 2015 By John C Wright

The deuterocanonical books, including Wisdom, were published in the original 1611 King James Bible. The deuterocanonical books was a part of the KJV for 274 years until being removed in 1885 A.D. Many claim the deuterocanonical books should never have been included in the first place, raising doubt about their validity and divine inspiration. Others […]

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If the archeological evidence is evidence of anything, ages and eons passed over the earth long before the advent of Adam, obliterating all before them, and left countless creatures from trilobites to triceratops extinct, falling prey to pain and plague, famine, death, and the eternal war of nature red in tooth and nail. The Horsemen […]

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